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Downtown Louie's Lounge

4.3
4.3
831 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Detroit's hidden gem is located in Capitol Park. We serve upscale comfort food alongside fine wine & craft beer & cocktails.
PROPER ATTIRE IS REQUIRED
Please avoid the following: sleeveless shirts, flip flops, beach wear, & athletic active wear.
~20% gratuity is added to every check.
~No separate checks for parties of 5 or more.
~No outside food or beverages, including birthday cakes.
~ There is a 20 minute grace period otherwise you will loose your reservation and will be charged $20 per person.
~Seating: 80% of your party must arrive at the time of your reservation in order to be seated.
~ No shows or cancellations without a 24hr notice shall be subject to a charge of $20 per person.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (313) 961-1600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Detroit

  • Cross street

    Griswold

  • Parking details

    Public lots and street parking located on Clifford, Griwold, Washington and many surrounding streets.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 831 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was good, just limited choices for non meat eaters
  2. CW

    CarrieW

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    We walked from the Fox theater to the restaurant. It was a short walk but wish we would have found a different restaurant. We had 4 ppl at our table. 2 kids and 2 adults. My daughter loves Filet but at $55 I said no. She ordered the Pomodora…fancy for spaghetti with marinara…she and her friend did not like it. I had the chicken on special. It was good but lacked flavor. I also had the poached pear salad. The pear was so hard and there was something breaded and fried in the salad and the waitress had no clue what it was. The other adult had whitefish. It had a ton of bones in it. She said it was fair. For myself and daughter we spent $120. We will not be coming back.
  3. R

    Rachel

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the ambiance for our group dinner. We split the charcuterie board to start and it was more then enough for 4. Lamb chops, bolognese and burrata salad was ordered and we finished our meals with delight. Would definitely dine again!
  4. JE

    JanetE

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Been here a few times. It was just average our last visit, but I think we just missed by ordering the short rib special. Had better.
  5. F

    Fregolle

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    The waitress never checked on us after she took our orders. 3 of our party of 5 wanted more drinks but we waited a very long time before we had a return visit to ask. 2 of our party had food delivered cold after we waited 45 minutes for it, and the food the rest of us had was only ok, certainly not worth the $29 we paid for it each. The french onion soup was tasteless. The house added a 20% gratuity that we reduced to 15% which was generous given the service we had. An $18 burger is the most popular item on the menu which doesn’t surprise me since the rest of the menu items are over-priced and based on our experience not worth the cost. The ambience was the best part but we won’t go back and don’t recommend.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was amazing, we all loved our meals. Beautiful location and ambiance. The service was good but not amazing. I think it’s maybe because there is a required 20% gratuity which I’ve never seen before coming to Detroit. I would come again, the chicken dish was amazing!
  7. LT

    LarryTheLandlord

    Detroit

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our server Celeste made our visit memorable and will request one of her tables when we visit again in the near future.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The service was wonderful. But the food was subpar.
  9. TM

    TerryeM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! Attentive, friendly and elegant.
  10. m

    micheles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We loved our server Glen! Ladies night out. Dinner and drinks were great. Will go back.
  11. M

    Mikeyd

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    I was charged $42 for a glass of angels envy bourbon. The bottle at the store is only $48. And I’ve never paid more than $13 at a restaurant for a glass of angels envy bourbon. I did mention something to the waiter and he returned with an adjusted charge down to $25. I won’t be returning to downtown Louie‘s
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been coming here for years. This place is the best steakhouse in Detroit. The servers are always amazing but Glenn is the absolute best. From the manager on down, this place is great and we will continue to spend date nights here.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great location for a meal before going to the Opera House for a show.
  14. VC

    VernonC

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Sweetie’s Day
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Calamari was extra salty, my margarita was disgusting not sure what type of drink it was actually and my salad was welted but the streak was excellent!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sweetest Day
  17. LT

    LindaT

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    Beautiful place! Food was delicious! Waiter was nice but terrible. He had no idea what was going on. I over heard a waiter at another table telling a guest what the special were. I asked him twice for a straw, I finally received the straw when I asked another server….he would not come by to check to see if we needed anything. He was so disconnected from our table. I know the service is good there from watching the other waiters. I definitely will return to the restaurant but I won’t be seating in his section. I was so disappointed with the service my husband and I received.
  18. SS

    StephenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu selection provided choices; the food and service was outstanding.
  19. CM

    CherylM

    Detroit

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great venue before a concert at LCA. Centrally located near most parking and a short walk to the arena.Nice vibe without the loud sports bar scene. Excellent food and amazing cocktails. Recommended for dates and friend gatherings down in the D!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The waiter was outstanding, but the food was very average. The NY strip was truly one of the worst $20+ steaks I’ve ever eaten (and it cost twice that). All in all it’s a good place to grab a burger and cocktails, but I wouldn’t classify as a high end restaurant.
  21. SP

    SantinaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice simple menu. Great service. Clean and open space. Very nice.
  22. k

    korinap

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food was decent. 20% gratuity added automatically for only the two of us. After food was delivered server never checked back until he brought the bill. We would have liked another drink. Not cool.
  23. KD

    KateD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food is excellent!!! I brought my good friends to celebrate moving to the neighborhood and the experience was fantastic!
  24. JM

    JosephM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and experience. We’ve been many times.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We waited a few minutes to get a waiter and order a drink but once that happened it was a great meal. Caprese salad was great and the Bolognese was fantastic! Overall a great meal. I will go again.
  26. NB

    NicoleB

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, great service, and delicious food. Had dinner before the Eric Clapton concert and walked to Little Caesars arena. Definitely recommend.
  27. SP

    SusanP

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Food was mediocre. Both of our fish dishes were overcooked, mine was bland in flavor. Boring rice which tasted like it came from a box accompanied my fish. Service was average. Convenient location for concerts/events in Detroit, but we will go elsewhere next time.
  28. TH

    THERESAM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had dinner at the bar. The food was nice. Our server/bartender was pleasant. Overall nice experience.
  29. RH

    RichH

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely FANTASTIC experience all the way around. Accommodated an additional 2 at the last minute on a very busy night. Jordan (waiter) was amazing. Thank you for a memorable evening!!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Birthday food was okay
  31. m

    mifoodie

    Denver

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was excellent and staff is friendly. Noise level was a bit noisy and high top table a bit small. Would return for quality of food.
  32. B

    Betty

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I love the atmosphere here. It's sort of old-timey but comfortable. They have a sort of mezzanine that adds to the vibe. The service is outstanding. Our server was Matt. He was great. I wish I could say the food was also outstanding, but it was pretty average.
  33. MH

    MichaelaH

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Matt provided excellent service and suggestions!
  34. JP

    JamesP

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    On the night my family visited, good food, nice atmosphere, excellent service, and friendly staff.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful night. Food was great. Our waiter,Glen, was amazing. Definitely will return!
  36. DA

    DanA

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We met a couple before the Roger Waters concert. It was their first time and my my wife and I make it a regular hang out when venturing into the D from the suburbs. Glenn was an outstanding waiter. They made a minor hiccup where the chicken on the Maurice salad hit the floor. They told us and the owner presented dinner with apologies. White fish broiled was outstanding.
  37. L

    Lovepopcrn

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We are repeat customers. Chose to eat dinner again, as it was close to Detroit Opera House. Tasty food.. very good service at bar and at table.
  38. a

    adamg719

    Detroit

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Downtown Louie's has always been on my list of restaurants to recommend and eat it when downtown. After this last visit, not quite sure. Feel like they've lost their quality, maybe it's the pandemic but definitely some room for improvement. Used to be great now it was just ok.
  39. K

    Karen

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here for dinner before going to a show at the Detroit opera house. We ordered the Brussel sprouts and beef tips. Both were very delicious. We then had salad and our entrees were salmon and the white fish. Everything was cooked to ordered and very tasty. We had fried Oreos for desert while we celebrated my friends birthday. Those were amazing. Our waiter was fabulous. He gave good recommendations and outstanding service. We had a great experience and would definitely go back again.
  40. DJ

    DawnJ

    Detroit

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great food, location, drinks and ambiance. Server was extremely friendly, but not very attentive. That said, the restaurant was slammed, but I've eaten here before during a busy time with better service. Still one of my favorite downtown locations for a good meal and drinks in a casual yet elevated setting

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

Downtown Louie's Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (313) 961-1600.

Downtown Louie's Lounge is rated 4.3 stars by 831 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Downtown Louie's Lounge

30 Clifford, Detroit, MI 48226

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Griswold

  • Neighborhood

    Detroit

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public lots and street parking located on Clifford, Griwold, Washington and many surrounding streets.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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